History can be immensely exciting, especially when children can discover it through play. Whether it's conquering the coasts as a Viking armed with sword and shield, or lying in wait as Robin Hood with bow and arrow - nothing is more fun for them than dressing up and slipping into the role of their current favorite hero. The thrill of directing the action is not the privilege of the wild guys; even as a princess, dragons of considerable size can be defeated and treasures plundered quite admirably. And the more knowledge children can acquire about the many, small details of an era, the more vivid will be their imagination of real historical events and people. Let the time of adventures begin.